Xiaoqing Guo

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Nicotine, a drug of abuse, has been reported to have many adverse effects on the developing nervous system. In rodents, chronic nicotine exposure inhibits estrogen-mediated neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia in females suggesting that nicotine could disrupt endocrine targets. Zebrafish have been used as a model system for examining mechanisms(More)
PURPOSE It has been demonstrated that cells migrating to cover an epithelial débridement wound exit the cell cycle and that the cell-cycle inhibitor p15(INK4b) is upregulated in these cells. TGF-beta signaling has been implicated in both of these processes, and this study was conducted to determine whether the expression and localization of TGF-beta(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the structure and morphology of extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesized by untransformed, cultured human corneal fibroblasts in long-term cultures. METHODS Human corneal stromal keratocytes were expanded in transwell culture in the presence of fetal bovine serum and a stable derivative of vitamin C. The cells were allowed to(More)
The −251T/A (rs4073), a single nucleotide polymorphism, has been identified in the promoter region of the interleukin-8 (IL-8) gene. It’s presence could influence the production of IL-8 protein by regulating the transcriptional activity of the gene. A large number of studies have been performed to evaluate the role of −251T/A polymorphism on various(More)
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract has been shown to increase the incidence in liver tumors in mice in a 2-year bioassay conducted by the National Toxicology Program. In this study, the DNA damaging effects of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract and many of its constituents were evaluated in human hepatic HepG2 cells and the underlying mechanism was determined. A molecular(More)
Keratoconus is a disease where the cornea becomes cone-like due to structural thinning and ultimately leads to compromised corneal integrity and loss of vision. Currently, the therapeutic options are corrective lenses for early stages and surgery for advanced cases with no in vitro model available. In this study, we used human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) and(More)
To investigate and compare the metabonomic profiles of three stress-based models of depression, the effects of acute and chronic stress on the production of systemic endogenous metabolites were investigated. Such metabonomic analysis may provide researchers a new way of selecting appropriate animal models for the study of depression and antidepressants.(More)
ZigBee is an emerging wireless network technology, according to china's digital agricultural feature such as remote, dispersion, variability and diversity, the ZigBee-based wireless sensor network for digital agricultural data acquisition is one of the best ways to build the system. In this paper, based on ZigBee wireless sensor network deployment planning(More)
Many studies have shown that microRNAs have important roles in the development and progression of various cancers. Recent studies also showed that microRNA-21 expression may be associated with the prognosis of patients with several common cancers. However, there was still lack of evidence for the prognostic role of microRNA-21 expression in brain tumors. We(More)
Cervical carcinoma is the second most common cancer and is an important cause of death in women worldwide. CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs) are a family of transcription factors that regulate cellular differentiation and proliferation in a variety of tissues. However, the role of C/EBPα gene in cervical cancer is still not clear. We investigated the(More)